Monday, February 28, 2011

History In The Making

I awoke to chaos this morning after having slept like a baby through what was apparently an epic February thunderstorm. My phone had been inundated with panic-inciting text messages…

“Chagrin @ 19K?”

“Dude, you see the Chag?”

“16.57 ft. and going up!”

Turns out the Gates Mills Dam, constructed over 100 years ago, gave way this morning during what may turn out to be a 100-year flood. The dam was an iconic landmark for Cleveland’s East-Siders and I know it holds a special place for both Brett and I as it was where we both connected with some of our first steelhead. I jumped out of bed and decided to capture a few images before all hell broke loose…